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Lesson Plans

Observing Latent Heat with a Portable Hand Warmer - Students observe a teacher-directed demonstration that provides a conceptual understanding of latent heat, the "hidden heat" present in all changes from one phase to another, by using a hand warmer; Grades 7-12.

Field Trip to a Power Plant: A Reading Guide - Uses Global Systems Science GSS) text from Lawrence Hall of Science, available online, to study differences in fuels that power electrical plants.

 

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WebWatchers Web Guides - Use this link to access a wonderful amount of lesson plans on a variety of energy topics such as biomass, fossil fuels, solar, etc.
learningcenter.nsta.org/
Power for a Sustainable Future - A list of activities and fact sheets for teachers from Australia.
www.sustainableenergy.qld.edu.au/html/activitysheets.html
and lesson plans www.sustainableenergy.qld.edu.au/html/level5.html
Energy - Fuel for Thought - 3 lesson plans on energy from the Bureau of Land Management.
www.blm.gov/education/00_resources/articles/energy/index.html
Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy - Classroom Activity from Science & Children, March 1998, p. 40. In these two activities, students distinguish between energy sources that are renewable and those that are nonrenewable, and discuss costs and benefits of each type.
www.blm.gov/education/00_resources/articles/Columbia_river_basin/classroom.html
How to Build a Pizza Box Solar Oven - This small solar oven is ideal for heating s'mores, warming store-bought cookies or biscuits.
www.nrel.gov/education/solar_oven.html
Finding Resources - Students will: recognize that as time goes by, energy resources usually become harder to locate and recover; conclude that the price of a particular resource directly relates to the incentive of companies to obtain it; will realize that often the obtaining of energy resources has adverse environmental consequences; will learn that technological breakthroughs commonly affect both the known energy reserves and the ability of society to utilize them; will realize that the remaining reserves of fossil fuels are hard to predict and are not known with absolute certainty.
www4.nau.edu/eeop/aqcp/assets/docs/finding_energy_resources.doc

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